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Lowcountry men face prison time after social media posts show gang activity (Georgetown County, SC): Two gang members who carried out crimes throughout the Lowcountry while boasting about ill-gotten gains on social media and issuing threats on YouTube pleaded guilty this week to a racketeering charge, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: January 25, 2017

Members of South Carolina gang admit attempted murder, racketeering (Charleston, SC): Two members of the violent South Carolina street gang the Wildboys pleaded guilty in connection with a drive-by shooting that nearly killed someone.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: January 24, 2017

Additional penalties for gang members in Georgia and South Carolina: If you’re a member of a criminal gang in Georgia and South Carolina, and you’re convicted of a crime, you may be inflicted with harsher penalties for being a gang member.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: January 19, 2017

Two members of Walterboro-based Cowboys gang plead guilty in racketeering case (Charleston, SC): Two members of the Walterboro-based Cowboys gang admitted Tuesday to federal racketeering charges in a series of shootings designed to boost their standing.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: January 17, 2017

Father of a teen charged with murder addresses accusations of gang ties (Greenville County, SC): Two teenagers, who admit to having gang ties, have been charged in a carjacking that left a man dead earlier this month, Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: January 13, 2017

Group cites progress in easing gang violence but says more work needs to be done (Charleston County, SC): Progress connecting with young African-American males in the Dorchester-Waylyn neighborhood shows that the United Black Men of Charleston County and the community can make a difference in their lives, UBMCC members said Thursday.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: December 29, 2016

City: Gang violence prompts crack down on Five Points clubs (Myrtle Beach, SC): A November shooting at the Pure Ultra Club in the Five Points district was the last straw for the city of Myrtle Beach. Five people were shot inside the club on Nov. 5 and city leaders took action to quell any more violence in the area that sits between Oak Street and Kings Highway across from the former Pavilion site.
Source:    Date: December 7, 2016

Sheriff’s Office: ‘There is gang activity in Beaufort County’ (Beaufort County, SC): Following several emails and comments on a story about a Bluffton man characterized by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office as a “known member of the Buck Island Gang,” the Sheriff’s Office insisted there is gang activity in Beaufort County even if residents may not recognize it when they see it.
Source: The Island Packet    Date: December 6, 2016

Myrtle Beach’s recent shooting was ‘gang-related.’ So they built a fence. (Myrtle Beach, SC) : A move to install a fence and security cameras around the edge of Futrell Park has divided some members of the Booker T. Washington community. In a Nov. 8 city council workshop, City Manager John Pedersen was discussing a recent shooting in downtown Myrtle Beach that police said was driven by gang activity when he suggested constructing a fence near the park.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: November 18, 2016

Some victims, suspects in recent shootings 'documented gang members,' police say (Anderson County, SC): Anderson police are following up on some leads, but haven’t made any arrests in the rash of drive-by shootings that injured six people last week. "Victims and/or suspects we know are documented gang members. Not all of them, but some are," said Anderson Lt. Jeff Mosher.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: October 31, 2016

Florence School District Three updates gang policy (Lake City, SC): The Florence School District Three Board of Trustees updated its gang related activity policy. The policy changes how students in gangs are identified.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: September 15, 2016

Man, two others charged in recent shootings of Columbia juveniles (Columbia, SC): Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announced Monday at a news conference that his agency, along with the Richland County Sheriff's Department Gang Task Force made several arrests related to several shootings where juveniles were shot.
Source: WACH FOX57 News     Date: September 12, 2016

Cross Tracks Gang sentenced for violent home invasions in Greenville (Greenville, SC): The last member of the Cross Tracks street gang has pled guilty to a series of violent home invasions in Greenville.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: August 25, 2016

Putting an end to gang violence conference concludes (Irmo, SC): A three-day conference aimed at fighting gang crime came to a close Wednesday afternoon after nearly 400 law enforcement officers received training on how to deal with gang culture across the country. It addressed the violent impact gang culture has on a community and prison systems. Officers learned how to effectively identify and document violent street gangs.
Source: WACH FOX57 News     Date: August 10, 2016

State gangs turning to less risky but still organized crimes, experts say (Irmo, SC): South Carolina gangs are beginning to leave their traditional profit path of drugs and illegal gun sales for less violent but still lucrative outlets, gang experts said Monday. “Sex trafficking and human trafficking is what they’re focusing on,” Richland County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Vince Goggins said during the opening sessions of a three-day conference on the spread of gangs in the state.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: August 8, 2016

Myrtle Beach bar closes after many incidents of gang violence (Myrtle Beach, SC): The South Island Grill on Fred Nash Boulevard was closed on Friday because, according to Horry County Police, the establishment had too many incidents of gang violence.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: June 28, 2016

Drugs, gangs, domestic violence driving spike in homicides, Midlands officials say (Columbia, SC): Last year was the deadliest in five years for homicides in Columbia and Richland and Lexington counties. Columbia saw 14 killings, Richland, 29, and Lexington, 21, according to numbers compiled by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts and Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher at the request of The State newspaper.
Source: The State    Date: June 4, 2016

Sumter police detail drug, gang round-up (Sumter, SC): The Sumter Police Department says officers with several agencies were rounding up three dozen people on drug-trafficking related charges Wednesday morning. Working with the FBI, United States Attorney's Office and other area law enforcement agencies, 36 warrants and indictments were issued for the dozens of people charged in connection to a massive cocaine ring in the city.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: May 25, 2016

Man was trying to break up gang-related fight before he was killed (Richland County, SC): The Richland County Sheriff's Department have a arrested three men and a teen in a murder that happened on Tavineer Drive earlier this month.
Source: WACH FOX57 News     Date: May 20, 2016

Myrtle Beach man gets 20-year sentence for gang-related killing (Myrtle Beach, SC): A Myrtle Beach man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday for his role in a gang-related fatal shooting at a strip club in 2014, according to a news release from Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.
Source:    Date: May 18, 2016

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